Monday, September 26, 2011

THAILAND EXPORT SET TO GROW; Launches Thai Promotion in LULU

Abu Dhabi: The total imports of fruits & vegetables from Thailand is set to grow thanks to aggressive promotional activities being planned by the Thai Embassy here. Speaking to press after inaugurating "Taste of Thailand " promotion being held in various Lulu Hypermarkets here, H.E. Mr. Somchai Charanasomboon, Ambassador of Thailand elaborated that the trade ties between Thailand and UAE has increased many fold in past years and will reach new heights in coming years.

Currently fruits & vegetables constitute the major chunk of export to the UAE. Last year Thailand export touched more than US$ 2.8 billion and this year it is expected to increase by 15 %.

"Thai food has always been a favourite among the residents of this region for both local and Expats and this is what we are trying to promote through this festival at Lulu Hypermarkets. More than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables have been exclusively flown in for this festival and also on display are some of the fines Thai cuisine" said the Ambassador.

The 10 day festival is being held at Lulu Hypermarkets branches in Abu Dhabi & Al Ain until 2nd October and features live cooking, contests, cultural shows, etc apart from Thai fruits & vegetables.

"Currently we import more than 160 tons of fruits and vegetables every month from Thailand and we plan to promote it further. Apart from this we also import rice, tinned sea food and other Thai products for our various stores in the GCC" said Sridhara Shetty, Finance Controller of Lulu Hypermarkets group.

Photo Caption: H.E. Mr. Somchai Charanasomboon, Ambassador of Thailand and Sridhara Shetty, Finance Controller of Lulu Hypermarkets group along with other officials at the inauguration function of Taste Of Thailand" promotion being held in Lulu Hypermarkets in Abu Dhabi.

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